Lush Sandstone Soap Review


Lush Sandstone Soap Reviews 

Hi All,

Exfoliation is said to be one of the most important steps in skincare and I will admit I have been obsessed with exfoliation even more than moisturizing my skin! I know its weird, but ever since I discovered the ‘miracle’ of exfoliation I have wanted to try every new product under the sun which does this effectively. Yes, there have been times when I’ve ended up with scraped skin and uber-dry patches but well, what can I say…I’m obsessed!!! That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it ;) Lush Sandstone is one such product I picked up coz the minute I heard the SA mention ‘exfo -‘ I knew I had to have it..

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About Lush Sandstone Soap:-

The exfoliating citrus and sandy one. On the glorious beaches of Rio de Janeiro, stunning Brazilian babes, and their mothers, mix up tanning oil with the fine sand and scrub their backsides to make them as smooth as silk. Sandstone soap has a layer of sand and the seductive citrus scent of a caipirinha cocktail.

  • Quantity & Price: 100gms for 290, 200gms for 580
  • Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sand, Glycerine, Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stearate, Perfume, Litsea Cubeba Oil, Coriander Oil (Coriandrum sativum), Sodium Chloride, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal

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  • Appearance –Lush Sandstone is a yellow colored soap which is quite uneven and kinda reminds me of rocky mountains (too much??) The side of the soap has a patch of brown sand which is supposed to help in exfoliation.
  • Texture –The soap is a tad bit oily and seems greasy to touch. If I hold it in my hand for 5mins, it actually starts melting. When using it, it’s pretty smooth and even the sandy side isn’t too rough that it can’t be used. It doesn’t scrape the skin off your body so those with sensitive skin can breathe easy 😉
  • Fragrance – Lemons, lemons, and more lemons…And how about some more Lemons???? I think I’ve made it quite obvious as to what it smells like 😉 The lemony scent is quite sharp though and may not be appreciated by those who are not too fond of citrus scents. The scent is so strong that the entire bathroom will smell like lemons after you’ve used it 🙂 🙂

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Verdict:Lush Sandstone Soap

I have a very neutral view towards this soap. I did like the mild exfoliating action and the intense fragrance it has, but it isn’t as moisturizing as I’d like. When it started getting all melty in my hands, I thought that it would be super moisturizing and a bit creamy…but that was not to be… It dries the skin quite drastically and I need to run and my moisturizer becomes my best friend while I’m using this soap. I don’t think I’d be re-purchasing this, but the lemony fragrance was nice as long as it lasted…

What I like about Lush Sandstone:

  • Would suit oily skin the most.
  • Exfoliation effect is mild and totally non-abrasive
  • Doesn’t melt as fast as many other Lush soaps.
  • I LOVE the fragrance! The strong and sharp lemony scent is amazing.
  • Feel very awake and refreshed after using this

What I don’t like about Lush Sandstone:

  • The fragrance may be too sharp for some
  • Dries out my skin…my skin literally gets dry as a desert after using this.


  • Moisturizing ability: 3.5/5
  • Fragrance: 5/5
  • Availability: 4.5/5
  • Price vs. Quality: 3.5/5

Would I repurchase this?? Nope..Too drying for my skin.

Have you tried Lush Sandstone Soap?

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  1. did sum1 say oily skin :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: luv u zeeeeeeeee. me getting dis :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

  2. Not for me…Zee! 🙁 I have combination skin…Already my skin has started to dry near my chin , So i have to be away from this one! :-/ Btw Awesome review 😀 :yes:

    • well, this is a body soap Erica…even i havent used it as a cleanser on my face….i too have combi skin with an oily t-zone btw 🙂 which cleanser do u usually use?

  3. nice review Zara 🙂 strange that its so drying..def not for me 🙁 it has coriander oil as one of its ingredients..never knew coriander oil existed let alone used in cosmetics :-/

  4. Zee!! if not for the description, I would have mistaken this for some sweet 😛 Damn! it’s a soap for oily skin 😉
    My skin is misbehaving these days.. I see dry patches on my usually oily as saudi arabia nose 😛

    • haha! sweet??!?! so far tis soap has been compared to kaddu, and now sweet!

      u get dry patches on ur nose? i get them on my lids and around my mouth…wot do u do for it?

      • I had just returned from office and was soooper hungry then – that’s why it became a sweet! 😛 It looks like myosre pak (south indian sweet terribly high in calories) :eat:
        I have been applying malai over those dry dry patches and apply franch oil + coconut oil before I sleep. There is mild improvement. Try it zee, might work for you. 🙂

  5. Hey Zee… I love lemony scent too!! Simbly louwe dem!!In fact I am lusting after Ana’s Lemon TBS collection 🙂 🙂
    But this one seems like a no-no!! I feel these days Lush is coming up with more and more duds!!

  6. Zaraaaa such a timely review baby :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: it is very bad habit of mine ..
    if i see some inexpensive soap i try to grab it .. glad i didnt saw this otherwise toh ?? 😀 😀
    lovely review hoeny :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:


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